Angel del Valle is the monitoring and evaluation specialist for the Population Council in Guatemala. He focuses on designing, measuring and documenting outcomes and indicators to improve the quality of the activities implemented in rural indigenous communities through the Abriendo Oportunidades program. He also contributes to the design of impact evaluation studies and supervises data collections process to ensure that ethical standards are met for each project.
Since he joined the Council, del Valle has focused on designing, piloting and evaluating a promising approach for the primary prevention of violence called Safescaping. This approach has generated interest from multiple organizations in the region that work with women and girls in different settings.
del Valle has conducted research in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, and El Salvador. He holds a BA in anthropology and a master’s degree in social development from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, where he teaches courses on qualitative methods for social research.